Vivekānanda and Rāmakṛṣṇa face to face: An essay on the alterity of a saint

  title={Vivekānanda and Rāmakṛṣṇa face to face: An essay on the alterity of a saint},
  author={Carl P. Olson},
  journal={International Journal of Hindu Studies},
  • C. Olson
  • Published 1 April 1998
  • Art
  • International Journal of Hindu Studies
It is well known that Ramakrsna, a nineteenth-century Bengali saint (1836-86), was enamored of his disciple Narendranath Datta (later Sv?m? Vivekananda, 1863-1902), organizer of the international Ved?nta movement, from the first that the saint of Dakshineshwar heard the young man sing devotional songs. Ramakrsna became upset when Vivekananda did not visit him for a period of time, and the Master would ask about his student's whereabouts and welfare. During this early period, Vivekananda was… 
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